Childbirth Education

During childbirth education the goal is to educate the mother and her support person the options that are available to her during her stay at Joint Township Hospital. Our hope is to have her and her support person to have a better understanding on what happens during pre-labor, labor, and immediate postpartum time. Our goal during the class is to her the knowledge to give empowerment to make informed choices in health care, to assume responsibility to her health, and to trust her inner wisdom.

We hold a childbirth education class every month. Some are on two Thursdays in a row running from 6:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. The others are on Saturdays from 8:30a.m. – 3:00p.m. It is a class full of useful information and hands on fun.


Class 1:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Warning Signs
  • 5 P’s of Labor
  • Stages of Labor
  • Roles of the coach throughout each Stage
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Labor Rehearsal/ Stations

Class 2:

  • Pain Management
  • Labor Interventions
  • A Birth Film
  • Caesarean Birth
  • Tour of the Birthing Center
  • Labor Review
  • Baby Care
  • Postpartum Care
  • Parenting Skills
  • Breast/Bottle Feeding 

For more information please visit our Birthing Center

Contact the Birthing Center to register at please include your Name, Due Date & which class you'd like to attend. 

Grand Lake Health System

Joint Township District Memorial Hospital
200 St. Clair Street
St. Marys, OH 45885
Phone: 419-394-3335, Ext. 2419

Grand Lake Health System
200 St. Clair Street, St. Marys,
Ohio 45885-2400
| 1-419-394-3335 | 1-877-564-6897